The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to invite you to be a part of our annual Community Supported Art program. You can assist artists in meeting art patrons and collectors, and help in building their businesses and contacts in the community by purchasing a SHARE of CSA!

What is a “share”? Original pieces of art by regional artists of northwest Minnesota, the number varying between 5 and 10 yearly, and priced accordingly.

What does it cost? Between $200 and $300 to date.

How many shares are there? Between 25 and 50 shares annually. Go to this link for information on CSA 2013.

Why should I buy a share? You would be supporting the local art community and helping artists grow their businesses. You will also add to your own art collection, or gift others with original works of exquisite art.

Who is sponsoring this program? The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors this program and others through grants from the McKnight Foundation and Minnesota’s Legacy Fund.

Who are the participating artists?  Artists have included John Leopold of Thief River Falls, Chris Lane of Newfolden,  Jenn Steinbrink of Crookston, Robin & Lorrie Foster of Red Lake Falls, Paula Kallinen of East Grand Forks, John Charles Cox of Thief River Falls, Jolene Juhl of Greenbush, Renee Jensen of Stephen,  Jeanne O’Neil of East Grand Forks, Janet Johnson of Roseau, Sherri Kruger of Badger, Trey Everett of Crookston, and Jessica Pribula of East Grand Forks.

How do I buy a share?  If you, a place of business, or someone you know is interested in purchasing a CSA share, you may call the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at 218-745-9111, email Mara, or email Therese.  CSA shares will be available until all are sold. For more information in this year’s CSA program, go here.

You can purchase your CSA here:

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Where do I go to get my share?  Artwork is distributed at a reception in Warren, or other central regional location in mid November.

CSA is modeled after Community Supported Agriculture and is patterned after the original CSArt program founded by Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis 20 years ago.

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